Pine Tree Sixpence

British Colonial Issue
dated 1652; struck 1667–74
Designed and engraved by John Hull (American (born in England), 1624–1683), and Robert Sanderson, Sr. (American (born in England), 1608–1693)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Noe 33; Crosby 1-A; Breen 48

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 18.4-18.6 mm, 2 gm (3/4 in., 0.07 oz.)

Accession Number

17.298

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Brown-Pearl Hall (Gallery LG35)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Coins

This Pine Tree sixpence is #33 in Noe’s sequence. It is characterized by the pellets on either side of the tree trunk, the fact that the obverse is dramatically off-center towards the top of the image, and the very wide spacing between the V and the I in the denomination on the reverse.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Samuel Abbott Green